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Wayne Post
  • Palermo, Frank J.

  • Frank J. Palermo, 86, died on Nov. 1 at the Geneva Living Center North.
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  • Frank J. Palermo, 86, died on Nov. 1 at the Geneva Living Center North.
    Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Nov. 5 at the Paul L. Murphy & Sons, 127 E. Miller St., Newark. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Nov. 6 at St. Michael Church, South Main Street, Newark. Burial will be in Newark Cemetery with military honors. Memorials, in his name, may be made to St. Michael's Church, 401 S. Main Street Newark, NY 14513.
    Mr. Palermo was born on Aug. 27, 1927, in Newark the son of the late Anthony and Marion Tavano Palermo. After graduating from Newark High School in 1945, he served with the U.S. Navy in the Pacific Fleet. Frank started his career in the grocery business as a bag-boy at the Market Basket. He worked his way up and became assistant manager and manager of Loblaw's for thirty years. The next eighteen years, Frank owned and operated Palermo's Big M on West Miller Street in Newark, retiring in 1993. He was a communicant of St. Michael Church, a member of the Newark Elks, August Mauer Post 285 American Legion and the Arcadia Memorial Post 2883. Frank was an avid golfer, bowler, enjoyed playing cards with his friends and taking his walks in Perkins Park.
    He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Betty; a daughter, Judi (Gary) Shumway of Lyons; three sons, Gene (Marcia) and Jeffrey (Shawn) of Newark and Robert (Wendy) of Clifton Springs; twelve grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; brothers, Paul and Cosmo (Phyllis) of Newark; a sister, Rose Marie (Gary) Lalonde of Auburn; two sister-in-laws, Eleanor and Iona Palermo; and many nieces and nephews. Frank was predeceased by a granddaughter Emily Palermo and a great-granddaughter; three brothers, Anthony, Rocco and John; two sisters, Josephine Craver and Catherine Palermo; two sister-in-laws, Nancy and Jane; and brother-in-law, Harland Craver.
    Condolences may be sent online at murphyandsonsfuneralhome.com.
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